About Us

Konekt is building the tools to power the next generation of the Internet

What is Konekt?

We are building infrastructure for ubiquitous connectivity so you can focus on building great products. Our goal is to simplify the proccess of making hardware talk; not just in homes with Wi-Fi or whenever you’re in Bluetooth range – everywhere. We work hard to make sure that integrating this type of connectivity is as painless and inexpensive as possible.

The Team

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Ben Forgan

CEO

Ben is a relentless tinkererer.  He has started companies on 3 continents, as an early employee at Groupon, a Venture Developer at Rocket Internet and the guy who launched Australia at HotelQuickly. Has a strong affinity for well designed objects, tiki drinks, chicken wings, and perfectly poured ristretto shots.

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Pat Wilbur

CTO

Pat is a systems architect with +10 years M2M experience, and inventor of talking gnomes and near-space weather balloon communications systems.  Occasionally, he climbs mountains or sips cortados, but never both.

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Reuben Balik

Full-Stack Engineer

Reuben has years of experience developing innovative software and spends his days working to make the Konekt API as powerful as possible. When he’s not staring at a computer screen you will often find him in the depths of a Netflix binge or navigating a Cessna 172 along the shoreline of Lake Michigan.

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Pat Hogan

Full-Stack Engineer

Pat enjoys generating some serious funk both in his code and in his music. He’s worked on projects ranging from PLC ladder programming, cell data optimization, and angular web app development.  In winter, he prefers hanging out west wherever there’s fresh pow – and for summer, there’s no better place than Chicago.

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Daniel Lindmark

Electrical Engineer

Dan is an engineer with 15 years design and manufacturing experience who despises full sentences. Adventure Capitalist / Serial Engineer / Bringer of Digital Ragnarok / Works Well with Singularity / Hacker / Maker / Artist / Burner / Entrepreneur

Mainbridge team member

Ben Forgan

CEO

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Ben Forgan

CEO

Ben is a relentless tinkererer.  He has started companies on 3 continents, as an early employee at Groupon, a Venture Developer at Rocket Internet and the guy who launched Australia at HotelQuickly. Has a strong affinity for well designed objects, tiki drinks, chicken wings, and perfectly poured ristretto shots.

Mainbridge team member

Pat Wilbur

CTO

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Pat Wilbur

CTO

Pat is a systems architect with +10 years M2M experience, and inventor of talking gnomes and near-space weather balloon communications systems.  Occasionally, he climbs mountains or sips cortados, but never both.

Mainbridge team member

Reuben Balik

Full-Stack Engineer

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Reuben Balik

Full-Stack Engineer

Reuben has years of experience developing innovative software and spends his days working to make the Konekt API as powerful as possible. When he’s not staring at a computer screen you will often find him in the depths of a Netflix binge or navigating a Cessna 172 along the shoreline of Lake Michigan.

Mainbridge team member

Pat Hogan

Full-Stack Engineer

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Pat Hogan

Full-Stack Engineer

Pat enjoys generating some serious funk both in his code and in his music. He’s worked on projects ranging from PLC ladder programming, cell data optimization, and angular web app development.  In winter, he prefers hanging out west wherever there’s fresh pow – and for summer, there’s no better place than Chicago.

Mainbridge team member

Daniel Lindmark

Electrical Engineer

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Daniel Lindmark

Electrical Engineer

Dan is an engineer with 15 years design and manufacturing experience who despises full sentences. Adventure Capitalist / Serial Engineer / Bringer of Digital Ragnarok / Works Well with Singularity / Hacker / Maker / Artist / Burner / Entrepreneur

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